Why Your Home's Water Softener Isn't Working And How To Fix It

If you have noticed an excessive amount of scale on your dishes when removing them from the dishwasher, then it is likely that your home’s water softener isn’t working properly. Thankfully, water softeners are simple machines, and often you can fix their problems yourself without having to call out a professional plumber. To this end, here is some information on each of the major problems that residential water softeners often have and how you can fix them:

3 Excellent Uses for a Hot Water Washer

Having a hot water washer can be beneficial for so many different reasons. It can clean a variety of materials and can provide a level of clean that a cold water washer can not. This article will discuss three excellent uses for a hot water washer.  Grease and Grime  If you have a floor or parking lot that is covered with grease and grime, the gunk likely isn’t going to go anywhere unless you use a hot water washer.

Tips For Choosing Dining Room Window Treatments

The dining room can serve many purposes in your day-to-day living. The dining room can be a little-used formal space or the casual hub of your family. It can also be a room where you want to host guests and sit down with the kids for homework night. As such, choosing window treatments for this room can be tricky. Evaluate your use of the room, and choose draperies that match both its décor and your lifestyle.

Tips for Attracting Butterflies, Bees, and Hummingbirds to Your Garden

Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds all have one thing in common: they are all pollinators. The garden that does not have flowers attractive to pollinators may be beautiful, but without pollinators, it is a garden that is in many ways lifeless and boring. When you walk into your garden, seeing butterflies can be relaxing. If you enjoy sitting in your garden and reading, you might also enjoy watching bees fly from one flower to the next, collecting nectar.

Pest Control: Getting Rid Of Drywood Termites Without Drilling Holes

Drywood termites are usually hard to eliminate because they rarely come to the surface to look for food. They are also hard to bait since the presence of moisture and food usually does little as far as bringing them out of furniture is concerned. All the food and moisture they need they can find in your furniture, so they can continue damaging your property without coming up for air, food or moisture.

Which Truck Tarp Material Is Best For Your Needs?

When it comes to truck tarp options, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Tarps are designed in a range of size, style and most importantly, material options. Vinyl, cotton, and polyethylene represent three of the more popular choices. Determining which of these options is best for you has everything to do with how you plan to use the tarp? Taking a few moments to learn about these options can help point you in the right direction.

3 Tricks To Help You Have The Greenest Lawn On The Block

With the summer heat coming, lawn maintenance can be a difficult chore. If you are a person that spends a lot of time in the garden, it can also mean that dry weather starts to kill your grass or leave dead patches in your lawn. If you want to have the greenest lawn on the block, there are some tricks that can help you, such as using drip irrigation beneath the lawn, aerations and overseeding.

How To Replace Glass Panes In French Doors

If window glass has broken in your French door, you should fix it right away, but you don’t have to replace the whole door. It is possible to replace glass panes. Here are some tips to replace glass panes in a French door. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves safety glasses paper sack felt-tip marker tape measure duct tape pliers small pry bar utility knife hammer nippers nail punch straight edge caulking gun one-inch brads glazing points glazing compound (used to seal glass panes) mineral oil glass cutter replacement glass You will also need a broom or vacuum, paint, wood filler, and 150-grit sand paper.

5 Tips For Designing A Cottage Kitchen

The cottage style is one of the most charming looks for a kitchen. An eclectic style, cottage looks allow you to personalize your décor. The goal of cottage style is to create a cheery and bright ambience in a working space. Transform your kitchen with cottage style by mixing farmhouse and vintage appeal. Start with a Cheery Palette The cottage kitchen should feel like the homey hub of your family. To this end, choose a cheery palette.

Tips For Selecting Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is cozy and upscale at the same time. It’s a luxury flooring option, yet the appeal comes in its naturalistic profile. With hardwood, you have many options, from wood type to board width to finish. Home and Garden TV suggests keeping your budget aligned with design considerations and the lifecycle of the flooring when selecting hardwood. While any hardwood floor is going to complement your home, select the one that best fits your lifestyle.

Three Tips For Protecting Your Landscaping Through The Storm Season

As a new property owner, one of the things you need to be attentive to is getting your landscaping through the storm season. When you invest in trees, shrubs and other plants for your yard, it’s important that everything makes it through the storms intact. Here are a few tips to help you prepare the plants and trees in your yard before the next big storm. Choosing Plants When you live in an area that’s prone to storms like that, be selective about the plants that you put into your yard.

2 Ideas For Transforming Your Basement Into A Cozy Library

When you have a basement space that you have never really put to good use before, you may find yourself at times fantasizing about what it could look like and what you might one day be able to do with the space to make it a more integrated part of your home. If you are an avid reader and have an extensive home library of books, one of the best ways that you can convert your previously unused basement space into something you use frequently is to transform it into a cozy library.